Our Geek Girl Zelda
is a talented and beautiful woman and we just love her Drow from D&D cosplay! :D Here is what she had to say about it...
"I first created my drow costume for the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball in Los Angeles. I only had a couple days to put something together and wanted to do something fabulous, as the people who attend the event are some of the most talented costumers and models and performers in the business.It's a really difficult event to stand out at. I've always been a Dungeons and Dragons fan and have found drow to be fascinating for the reputation they get, and I just really love the aesthetic and color theme. I had a bunch of leather pieces in my closet and put together the rest of the outfit quickly from destroying some other clothes I had lying around. I was attending the event with a special FX artist friend of mine, so he bodypainted me completely black - it took about 3 hours total. To this day it's one of my favorite costumes I've done. At the Labyrinth Ball it got a lot of attention, and the people who were working the event and were dressed as elves stayed in character and started shit with me the entire night.
The next event I wore the costume to was the Renaissance Faire, and it got even more attention there. Again, that's a hard place to stand out from the crowd as there are a ton of amazing costumes and period outfits there. But I've always loved doing costumes of fantasy creatures (I've done mermaids, elves, fairies, ghosts, dryads, etc). I love the way the costume turned out and I love the attention it receives, it's something you don't see done very often, and I love the personality you can create with them.
For the photoshoot, I worked with Duane Murphy of Shashin Photography. We had worked together in group shoots before but had never done anything 1 on 1 together. Hes got a really dreamy style about his work and is well on his way to becoming a master photographer - his work is all over the place in Los Angeles galleries, books, etc. I picked up a black nylon bodysuit so I wouldn't have to body-paint myself completely again. Duane is great at knowing what makes a good shot and it was a lot of fun working with him on this shoot. I'm sure you will see more of our work together on the site at some point. I have since sold this costume, which just means it gives me the opportunity to create a new drow character. I think next time I will do a cleric :D"
Geek Girl: Zelda
Photographer: Shashin Photography
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July 15 2012